What is worldly concern?

Famous quotes containing the words concern and/or worldly:

    So-called Western Civilization, as practised in half of Europe, some of Asia and a few parts of North America, is better than anything else available. Western civilization not only provides a bit of life, a pinch of liberty and the occasional pursuance of happiness, it’s also the only thing that’s ever tried to. Our civilization is the first in history to show even the slightest concern for average, undistinguished, none-too-commendable people like us.
    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)

    From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)